A collection of historical and genalogical records
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I have received a large bundle of files relating to the Douglas family in Northamptonshire.
I have yet to decide how to include them in the Douglas Archives, but will make them available to those of you researching William Douglas and Ann Mattie, and the wider family as I collate the collection.…Continue
Cromwell is dead, and risen; and dead again,
And risen the third time after he was slain
No wonder! For he’s messenger of Hell:
And now he buffets us, now posts to tell
What’s past; and for one more game new counsel takes
Of his good friend the Devil, who keeps the stakes.
Will Douglas did not get the best of reviews on his poetry, but it did reflect the myriad of tales about Cromwell's demise, or as it…Continue
Continuing with my project of learning and sharing more on the Douglas family's role in the many American wars, I am looking for help identifying Captain John Douglass's family. We know he married Ann Jones, but what else in known of this man?…Continue
The Story of St Bride
The Handmaid of the Inn
A decree had gone out from Caesar Augustus, and the little city was full. A great drought held the land in its parched grip and the innkeeper must needs make his way to the well that is beside the gate, there to bide his time. He left Bride but a stoup of water and a bannock for her use, and…Continue
Looking at this poster, I realise what I am about to ask is a huge topic.
Whilst the Douglas Archives covers conflcts within the current boundaries of the United Kingdom, and to a limited extent on Continental Europe, it is sadly lacking repesenting the many wars, 'wars' and battles that have taken place on American (continent) soil.
It is an omission that I would like to rectify.
Any miltary historians out there who would like to work on this…Continue